[friv-uh-luh s] /ˈfrɪv ə ləs/

characterized by lack of seriousness or sense:
frivolous conduct.
self-indulgently carefree; unconcerned about or lacking any serious purpose.
(of a person) given to trifling or undue levity:
a frivolous, empty-headed person.
of little or no weight, worth, or importance; not worthy of serious notice:
a frivolous suggestion.
not serious or sensible in content, attitude, or behaviour; silly: a frivolous remark
unworthy of serious or sensible treatment; unimportant: frivolous details

mid-15c., from Latin frivolus “silly, empty, trifling, worthless, brittle,” diminutive of *frivos “broken, crumbled,” from friare “break, rub away, crumble.” Related: Frivolously; frivolousness.


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